PM for speedy, exemplary trial of atrocities

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday asked for speedy and exemplary trial of the perpetrators of the recent petrol bomb attack and other atrocities on innocent people saying delaying the trial encouraged them for bigger occurrence.
“Trial of the persons who give order, provide finance should be held in a very stern and exemplary manner along with bomb makers and supplier as intelligence came up with the information that they are planning for more grievous incident,” she said.The Prime Minister was addressing the officials of the Ministry of the Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs during a visit to the ministry at Bangladesh Secretariat.
Terming the current activities of BNP as a futile exercise, the Prime Minister said their disturbances undoubtedly could degrade the country’s image abroad despite they gained nothing from’ the evil practice’.
Minister for Law Anisul Huq also spoke on the occasion while secretary of the ministry Abu Saleh Sk. Md. Zahirul Haque, secretary of the Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs Division Mohammad Shahidul Haque and senior officials of the ministry and Prime Minister Office (PMO) were present.
The Prime Minister said her government striving for establishing rule of law, put in place a strong judicial system so that people get justice, live in peace and proceed to their economic prosperity. In the past her government has carried out the work and in future it will continue, she said urging the officials to provide suggestion and work together to build up a strong and effective justice delivery system.
Urging the judicial officers to work for reducing the backlogging of cases and curb procrastination in the trial process she said the legal system should be simplified to ensure easy access of the people to judiciary. “However, we should be careful about the real criminals so that they cannot come out using the loopholes of the laws,” she said.
In this regard Sheikh Hasina said the government has a plan for new recruitment in the judiciary and develop the existing judicial training centre.- BSS